Fasting Makes You
Receptive To God’s
“As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said,
Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have
called them. And when they had fasted and prayed, and laid
their hands on them, they sent them away”
Did you know it’s God’s will, purpose, and desire to talk to you personally and have you understand Him clearly? The truth is, God is always talking to you, but when your spirit is clouded with other matters, you tend to miss out on His guidance and direction. This is where fasting and prayer is of great help! It gets you attuned to God.
Fasting is a spiritual exercise that affects and influences your spirit. Some folks believe fasting makes them more serious in their prayer, which subsequently convinces God to hear them and do something for them. But that’s not the essence of fasting. When you fast, you discipline your flesh in submission to the Word. This makes you more receptive to God’s Spirit. It breaks down the resistance of your human senses and brings about a release in your Spirit. This causes you to pray more correctly.
Fasting also positions you rightly for God’s Word to come to you. God may have been speaking to you and you may have not been picking His signals. But when you fast and pray, your spirit becomes sensitive and ready to receive the guidance and direction He’s giving you.
I urge you to make fasting and praying a regular spiritual exercise. Remember, the men in Acts 13:1-3 received instructions from the Holy Spirit after they had spent time fasting and praying. There’s so much the Lord desires to say to you but first you’ve got to tune in to His Spirit, and fasting will help you do just that.
I want to hear from you even more clearly and receive the fulness of all you have for me. As I set myself to seek your face and listen for your voice, my spiritual senses are sharpened. Every noise and distortion is blocked out of my mind, and I hear your voice loud and clear in my spirit today,
in Jesus’ Name. Amen.
2 Corinthians 6:4-5; Isaiah 58:6-9
DAILY SCRIPTURE READING
1 Year Bible reading plan: Luke 15:11-32, Ruth 1-2
2 Year Bible reading plan: Romans 12:1-8, Psalm 119: 105-128